Fermented Lemon Kale and Savoy Cabbage

Fermented Lemon Kale and Savoy Cabbage

Lately I have been doing a lot of experimenting with different blends of vegetables for my ferments. I usually make a large batch of fermented cabbage and carrots together and it’s my go-to blend that always tastes fantastic. I have been receiving an abundance of kale from the farmers market so I decided to make a different ferment that would feature kale. I mixed curly kale with Savoy cabbage and the results were absolutely delectable! The Savoy cabbage  pairs perfectly with the … [Read more...]

Fermented Purple Cabbage and Orange Sauerkraut

Fermented Purple Cabbage and Orange Sauerkraut

Purple cabbage and orange sauerkraut is a wonderful fermented food to add in your diet on a regular basis. I enjoy eating healing fermented foods every day and it has really made a big difference in my health. 70 to 80% of our immune cells resides in our gut, so it is imperative that you do whatever you can to keep your digestive system healthy so your immune system stays strong. Fermented foods help you accomplish this goal and their fantastic flavors are an added … [Read more...]

Fermented Carrot Pickles

Fermented Carrot Pickles

My fermented carrot pickles are one of the easiest ways to start eating fermented foods! The natural sweetness in carrots helps to mellow the acidity and tangy-sour flavor that occurs during the fermentation process which helps people who are new to eating fermented vegetables really enjoy them. Growing up in Ohio we had a lot of really wonderful delicatessen’s that served homemade pickles. I loved going to these deli’s so I could enjoy all the different varieties of their pickles, … [Read more...]

Banana Frozen Yogurt Sundae

Banana Frozen Yogurt Sundae

I have adored ice cream and frozen yogurt since I was a little girl. I usually have a homemade cold creamy treat in my freezer on a regular basis. Growing up we had an old fashioned ice cream maker that used rock salt and ice to churn milk, cream, sugar and eggs, into the dreamiest ice creams. My mom use to create all kinds of flavors with fruits and nuts and I had so much fun helping her and watching the ice cream being made. Since July is National Ice Cream Month I … [Read more...]

Fermented Savoy Cabbage, Carrot and Ginger Sauerkraut

Fermented Savoy Cabbage, Carrot and Ginger Sauerkraut

Have you ever made fermented sauerkraut? If you haven’t tried it before, it is pretty simple and quite a fun project to do, especially with kids.  Sauerkraut directly translates to “sour cabbage”. It is made by finely shredding cabbage, adding some salt and then allowing it to ferment via the process of lacto-fermentation. The various lactic acid bacteria that perform the fermentation are naturally present on the cabbage so there is no need to add any bacteria or “starter” … [Read more...]

Cultured Apple Goji Berry Compote

Cultured Apple Goji Berry Compote

Probiotic-rich, enzyme-filled cultured or fermented vegetables and fruits are some of the best foods you can eat to improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system. This cultured apple goji berry compote is a great way to enjoy the benefits of cultured foods if you are new to them. This yummy apple compote is a sweet and tangy mix of Fuji apples and goji berries fermented in a fragrant orange, apple, ginger, and cinnamon juice blend. Both adults and children will enjoy this sweet … [Read more...]

Cultured Probiotic-rich Foods Are The Key To Digestive Health And Immunity

Cultured Probiotic-rich Foods Are The Key To Digestive Health And Immunity

I love eating cultured vegetables and fruits and drinking cultured beverages. I enjoy making cabbage sauerkraut, fruit chutneys, fruit butters, fruit compotes, ginger carrots, coconut kefir, beet kvass, and salsa every month. My fascination with cultured/fermented foods started when I found out about them in my training to become a certified healing foods specialist. I was in the classroom portion of my certification in 2008 and our instructors Caroline Barringer and Jennifer Pecot … [Read more...]

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